Dr. Rachel White Interviewed on BC's Heat Dome

July 5, 2021

Dr. Rachel White, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, researches climate change and atmospheric dynamics. A major focus of her work is studying how large-scale atmospheric dynamics contribute to extreme weather events such as heat waves and cold snaps.

Her expertise has made her a valuable contact for global news outlets reporting on the recent record-breaking temperatures in British Columbia over the last week. Times Radio in the UK interviewed her on the mechanics of the heat dome and its connection to climate change (interview starts at minute 8:30). The CBC published an interview on understanding the dangers high wet-bulb temperatures pose to human health, and The Globe and Mail on increasing baseline temperatures resulting in unusually hot nighttime temperatures. Catch Dr. White’s live interview on CTV News on the wildfires spreading through BC after the unprecedented heat wave. Check this page for updates as more of her interviews are published.